Having read and thoroughly enjoyed The Lavender House by Hilary Boyd, my review of which you can read here, I’m so pleased to be helping celebrate the paperback edition which will be published by Quercus on 9th February 2017.
The Lavender House is available for purchase from all good book sellers, including here, but there’s also a chance for a lucky UK reader to win a copy of the paperback further down this blog post.
The Lavender House
Nancy de Freitas is the glue that holds her family together. Caught between her ageing, ailing mother Frances, and her struggling daughter Louise, frequent user of Nancy’s babysitting services, it seems Nancy’s fate is to quietly go on shouldering the burden of responsibility for all four generations. Her divorce four years ago put paid to any thoughts of a partner to share her later years with. Now it looks like her family is all she has.
Then she meets Jim. Smoker, drinker, unsuccessful country singer and wearer of cowboy boots, he should be completely unsuited to the very together Nancy. And yet, there is a real spark.
But Nancy’s family don’t trust Jim one bit. They’re convinced he’ll break her heart, maybe run off with her money – he certainly distracts her from her family responsibilities.
Can she be brave enough to follow her heart? Or will she remain glued to her family’s side and walk away from one last chance for love?
UK readers only I’m afraid, click here for your chance to win a paperback copy of The Lavender House by Hilary Boyd. Giveaway closes at UK midnight on Tuesday 14th February.
About Hilary Boyd
Hilary Boyd trained as a nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital, then as a marriage guidance counselor. After a degree in English Literature at London University in her thirties, she moved into health journalism, writing a Mind, Body, Spirit column for the Daily Express. She published six non-fiction books on health-related subjects before turning to fiction and writing a string of bestsellers, starting with Thursdays in the Park. Hilary is married to film director/producer Don Boyd.